Todd Ridky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Dermatology

Perelman School of Medicine


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About the Lab:

Dr. Ricky’s research utilizes traditional murine models, as well as genetically-defined, engineered epithelial tissues as experimental platforms to study mechanisms regulating human epidermal homeostasis, epidermal pigmentation, and epithelial oncogenesis and melanoma. They use these tissue models in functional experiments to identify new pharmacologic agents and define their potential therapeutic utility.

Training Information:

The Ridky lab is actively training, or has trained, scientists at all levels including: 2 postdoctoral fellows (one now senior scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology), 4 Ph.D. thesis students (two received individual NRSA F32 awards from NIH), 5 long-term undergraduate students (one went on to an intramural NIH fellowship, and 3 to medical school, including two at Harvard), and one research technician (now a cancer biology graduate student at UCSF).

Current and Former T32 Trainees:

Miriam Doepner

Elizabeth K. Duperret, PhD

Kelly L. Dunlevy

Christine L. Monteleon, PhD

Christopher Natale, PhD